Democrats Embrace Once-Hated Dick Cheney With Open Arms At January 6 Event

House Democrats celebrated the anniversary of January 6, 2001 Capitol Riot by welcoming Dick Cheney, their ex-nemesis, and Liz Cheney, who were the only Republicans present.

“It was the most unlikely of receiving lines,” writes the Independent, “Democrats lining the floor of the House, waiting for their chance to greet Dick Cheney.”

“Democrats, at least for a moment, seemed more than happy to sing the former vice president’s praises,” Salon added.

Indeed, while political enemies once existed between Cheney, Democrats and Cheney, these two groups were united in opposing former President Trump, his supporters, and his policies.

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Democrats And Dick Cheney – So Happy Together

Dick Cheney, who has alternately been criticized by the Democrats and the media as being a warmonger or even to some extent – a war criminal who enjoys torture – played right into the resistance party’s hands.

He echoed daughter Liz Cheney (R-WY) in his disappointment that others in the Republican Party aren’t feeding Democrat efforts to investigate the Capitol riot and dramatize the events of that day.

The elder Cheney said he is “deeply disappointed at the failure of many members of my party to recognize the grave nature of the January 6 attacks and the ongoing threat to our nation.”

Dick Cheney said Republican leadership no longer resembles “any of the folks I knew when I was here for 10 years.”

That isn’t quite the insult he was hoping for.

As she ended her remarks, Pelosi, sensing a photo-op, made a beeline to the Cheneys and shook the former Vice President’s hand.

Representative Liz Cheney, who once said Pelosi’s “spine doesn’t seem to reach her brain,” briefly put her arm around the Speaker.

This was a lovefest that could not have been more nauseating.

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They used to be their enemy

It takes little more than a cursory search to find the past relationship between Dick Cheney and the Democrats wasn’t always so fabulous.

In fact, it’s not a stretch to say that prior to the Trump years, Cheney was probably the singularly most hated and vilified Republican.

Pelosi, for one, was critical of Cheney over a Central Intelligence Agency torture report from 2014. Pelosi also criticized Cheney for his torture report by the Central Intelligence Agency back in 2014.

“I do believe that during the Bush-Cheney administration, that Vice-President Cheney set a tone and an attitude for the CIA,” she said at the time.

“Many people in the CIA are so patriotic, they protect our country in a way to avoid conflict and violence,” added Pelosi. “But the attitude that was there was very – I think it came from Dick Cheney. That’s what I believe. I think he’s proud of it.”

From ‘proud to torture people’ to being an American hero willing to stand up to Trump and his supporters in less than a decade. Wow!

The late Senator Harry Reid once said, “Being on the wrong side of Dick Cheney is being on the right side of history.”

The Cheneys are proud to be on the wrong end of things. Liz is the political pawn in the Democratic Party’s select committee investigation into the Capitol riot.

Adam Schiff, a Democrat Representative from California was one of the many Democrats who welcomed Cheney to his office. He could hardly contain his praise for Cheney’s daughter going along with their investigation.

“We were discussing what a sad moment this is in the country, what a trying time it is, and the fact that things are more at risk in terms of our democracy now than a year ago,” Schiff said. “I told him how courageous his daughter had been and how much respect we have for her.”

“That Cheney was the catalyst for rare bonhomie between Republicans and Democrats was a clear measure of how far his party has veered from the traditional GOP orthodoxy into the decidedly unorthodox grip of former President Donald Trump,” the Independent wrote.

That’s not a bad thing by any stretch.